[dns-operations] Defining the "be like a root" problem

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Fri May 18 04:48:13 UTC 2012

In message <4FB5CF72.9070103 at dougbarton.us>, Doug Barton writes:
> On 5/17/2012 8:36 PM, paul vixie wrote:
> > On 5/17/2012 9:58 PM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> >> From looking at the thread, I'm not convinced that you are correct.
> >> The common definition of being a slave zone is that you are just as
> >> authoritative as the primary.
> Given that the root ops are not responsible for the content of the zone,
> but are merely acting as slaves themselves, I would say that in this
> context you're approximately correct.
> >> To me, that means "act like a root server".
> Now you've added some very loaded terminology without clear meaning. I
> can only say that for my part "act like a root server" is not anything
> I've ever suggested. Paul V's description in his first paragraph below
> fits neatly with my concept of what we're advocating.
> Doug

How to maintain and distribute private copies of the root zone for
private use and keep it consistant with that provided to the public
via direct queries to the root servers.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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